What is PITO?
PITO is the Physician Information Technology Office of British Columbia. PITO was set up by the BC Medical Association (BCMA) and the BC government as part of their 2006 agreement. Under the current Physician Master Agreement PITO’s mandate now continues until March 31, 2014.
PITO’s primary responsibility is to support the implementation and optimization of electronic medical records (EMRs) in physicians’ offices across BC. PITO assists physicians during pre-implementation planning, implementation, and post-implementation, and coordinates the disbursement of IT funds to physicians as defined in the agreement.